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Papillon. 1/2A motor glider for 2 channel RC.
Quote: "Steve : Here is another one I forgot I had scanned : 'Papillon' 1/2 A R/C was a CHEAP kit from Hobby-lobby TN in the late 70s to early 80s. The scan is from my model kit built and flown back then. It was a good flyer although a buddy told me to omit the keel skid because it would punch through the fuse on a hard landing ! Anyway, here it is.." From Jeff McCammant of Story City Iowa USA, scanned from his original kit plan bought in 1981.
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Update 12/10/2023: Added alternate plan, CAD re-drawn by dfritzke, thanks to theshadow.
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User commentsHey you two, Here are a couple of pictures for the Papillon listing [model photo & more pics 003]. One is a scan from the Hobby-Lobby ad and one is from a Dutch RC'er who built an electric version from the plans off my website many years ago. The Papillon is a sentimental favorite of mine, I flew the snot out of one when I was a teen at the local schoolyard using a Cox Black Widow and two of the 3 channels my Cirrus radio had available. Paid $99 for that radio when I was about 13 or 14, hard earned money from delivering the local afternoon newspaper.
dfritzke - 16/05/2016
2 more, my dad "Bud" holding/flying the Kyosho "Papillon" [more pics 004, 005]. He sure looks happy. Cirrus 3 channel radio using 2 servos, Cox reed valve .049 where every flight is a hand launch and a glide home.
dfritzke - 24/10/2016
I had one, powered by a Cox 049. It was great easy to fly fun model. I outgrew it and sold it at a club auction, maybe twenty or more years ago. Just this past year the model estate of a former club member was given to the club, including my old Papillon. It looked like it had never been flown since I sold it. So I got it back and will rig it up for electric.
Paul - 25/12/2020
I did convert my old Papillon to electric and it is better than ever. What an amazing occurrence, to get back a model that you'd given away at least twenty years earlier, and to find it in perfect condition, as it was when I gave away. There's a lot to be said for super-simple models, one's that you don't have to fuss with, just insert a battery, check it out carefully with a thorough pre-flight, and away it goes.
Paul - 03/04/2022
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